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The Perfect Husband (1993)

El marido perfecto (original title)
Dostoevsky-inspired drama set in 1900s Prague about a bored arrogant playboy who spends time seducing other men's wives and dueling. He begins an affair with his friend's wife, but falls in love with her. She becomes pregnant. Is it his?

Director:

Beda Docampo Feijóo (as Beda Docampo Feijoo)

Writers:

Beda Docampo Feijóo (as Beda Docampo Feijoo), Fyodor Dostoevsky | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Roth ... Milan
Peter Firth ... Franz
Ana Belén ... Natasha (as Ana Belen)
Aitana Sánchez-Gijón ... Klara (as Aitana Sanchez Gijon)
Eliska Balzerová ... Jane (as Eliska Balzerova)
Jenifer Landor Jenifer Landor ... Clara
Jorge Marrale ... Fedor
Diego Leske Diego Leske ... Dr. Novak
Carolina Estrada Mora Carolina Estrada Mora ... Alena (as Carolina Estrada)
Lucie Bílá ... Prostitute
Jan Preucil ... General von Glaubitz
Gabriela Wilhelmová ... Lady with Puppy
Renata Masková Renata Masková ... General's Wife (as Renata Maskova)
Miroslav Moravec ... Widower
Marta Krasova Marta Krasova ... Marchonaisse (as Marta Krasova)
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Dostoevsky-inspired drama set in 1900s Prague about a bored arrogant playboy who spends time seducing other men's wives and dueling. He begins an affair with his friend's wife, but falls in love with her. She becomes pregnant. Is it his?

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A quiet film with meaning
25 October 2001 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

I ordered The Perfect Husband for research purposes only especially on the late Victorian era. It was set in 1900 Prague so I bought the tape to observe the wardrobe, art direction, and style of that period. The most interesting moment is in the beginning about a man who fights with an old lady and a dog. She throws his cigar out the train window. He takes and throws the dog out to fetch it. It's a pretty sick moment in the film with a happy ending. There is much more to this story about marriages, infidelity, and a child's illness. It is done quietly and with subtleness. It is worth watching again but I would fast forward the scene about the dog because it makes me uncomfortable to think about it even. I'm sure nothing happened to that dog in real life.


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Country:

Spain | Argentina | UK | Czechoslovakia

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

2 June 1993 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Maz idealny See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

Color:

Color
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